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Freudenberg introduces Eco-Check label for sustainability

15th Jan 2021

Freudenberg Performance Materials has now begun using the Eco-Check label to identify particularly sustainable products within its portfolio. The label helps customers to quickly and clearly identify sustainable products. Freudenberg Performance Materials is a global supplier of innovative technical textiles for a broad range of markets and...

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3A Composites' Baltek SBC is C-neutral core material

31st Dec 2020

3A Composites Core Materials, as first supplier of balsa wood core materials from FSC-certified plantations to the market, has passed the annual FSC review. It has also confirmed Baltek SBC as first carbon-neutral core material in the world. Baltek SBC comes from 100 per cent controlled plantations, with full traceability from the seed to the finished...

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UAMMI collaborating with Graphene Council

30th Nov 2020

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) has joined hands with the Graphene Council, the largest trade and professional society for research, development and application of graphene and related advanced materials, in a deal. The two organisations will proactively build joint research projects relating to advanced...

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AGM signs distribution deal with Gobarr

13th Nov 2020

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), producer of specialty graphene additives, has made Gobarr Kimya Ticaret ve Pazarlama Sti (Gobarr) its distribution partner in Turkey. The two have signed a distribution agreement in this connection. The deal increases AGM's distribution network and allows it to target customers in the Turkish coatings and polymers...

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Solvay negotiating selling its PM business

12th Nov 2020

Composites One is negotiating with Solvay to take over its Process Materials (PM) business. The two companies have entered an exclusive negotiation period. Solvay’s PM business provides a broad array of vacuum bagging materials including bagging films, breather fabrics, release films and fabrics, peel plies, sealant tapes plus valves and hoses.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjo announces changes in executive management

9th Nov 2020

Ahlstrom-Munksjo has announced that it has strengthened the long-term strategy development and deepened its innovation and sustainability focus by extending the group executive management team. Ahlstrom-Munksjo is a global leader in fibre-based materials, supplying innovative, and sustainable solutions to its customers, which is headquartered in...

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Arkema gets 2020 Pierre Potier Prize

3rd Nov 2020

Arkema has been presented the 2020 Pierre Potier Prize for its Elium liquid thermoplastic resin, a breakthrough innovation in the composites market that makes the manufacture of 100 per cent recyclable wind turbine blades possible. The prize rewards initiatives in the field of chemistry that promote sustainable development and eco-responsible...

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Astar & Toray to supply carbon fibre SMC materials in UK

29th Oct 2020

Astar and Toray International UK (TIUK), the UK sales representative for Toray’ carbon fibre materials, have signed an exclusive agreement for the supply of Carbon Fibre SMC (Sheet Moulding Compound) materials in the UK. TIUK is a leading Spanish company specialising in the formulation and manufacturing of SMC, BMC, and CSMC thermoset compounds.

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Sanitized, Ferro-Plast establish sales partnership

23rd Oct 2020

Sanitized and Ferro-Plast have entered into a sales partnership. The Sanitized antimicrobial additives for hygiene and material protection for polymers will be marketed in Italy by Ferro-Plast. The polymer industry uses antimicrobial additive in flooring, industrial coatings, artificial leather, roof membranes, pool liners, tarpaulins, and extruded...

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